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Culture and Traveler's Guide

The Crescent City has something for everyone: jazz, outdoor cafes, fine restaurants and museums. There are carriage tours of the French Quarter, streetcar rides in the Garden District and riverfront areas, and riverboat cruises on the mighty Mississippi. The city also offers boating on Lake Pontchartrain, historic homes and courtyards, an internationally renowned zoo and aquarium, and a variety of night clubs, galleries, wax and art museums, shopping and the excitement of casino gaming.

Mardi Gras, the area's most famous festival, brings two weeks of parades and balls in the early spring. The Carnival season is followed by the Spring Fiesta, the Jazz & Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, La Fete, Bastille Day, New Orleans Food Festival and many more! The Superdome holds major sporting events and is a frequent host of the Super Bowl.

For more information, contact: New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau. Credit: Louisiana Office of Tourism.

More information....

  • Area Culture and Traveler's Guide, with a Tour
  • Listings for Travelers: Attractions, Dining, Lodging and More

  • Geography and Statistics

    • Our population is 496938 people in 225573 households.
    • The land area is 180.6 square miles (115616 acres); the water area is 169.6 square miles (108534 acres).
    • Orleans Parish is located at latitude 30.07 degrees North, longitude 89.93 degrees West.
    • More Census Information and Mapping
    Bourbon St.
    Bourbon Cam
    link to a live picture from Bourbon Street, in the Vieux Carre.

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    Come visit, we'll make it worth your while.

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